Mittersill lies on the Salzach River and is the main town of the Pinzgau Region dating back to the 11th century. It situated in a lovely part of Salzburg Province, well known for its skiing and hiking trails.
Situated in a magnificent skiing and walking area in the Salzburg province of Austria, Mittersill lies on the Salzach River, to the south of the Kitzbühel Alps and is the main town of the Pinzgau Region dating back to the 11th century. Surrounded by mountains and picturesque countryside with forests and Alpine lakes, this quiet town lies within the beautiful Hohe Tauern National Park which is the largest nature reserve in Europe. The town offers a fantastic selection of shops and restaurants and is also only 30 minutes’ drive from the world famous town of Kitzbühel. You can ski directly to Kitzbühel from Mittersill and the town is conveniently located only 1 hour 40 minutes from Salzburg and Innsbruck airports and just over 2 hours from Munich. There is a train station in Mittersill with connections available from Salzburg.
Mittersill’s new Panoramabahn gondola gives direct access to the Kitzbühel Alps and its 170km of well groomed pistes. Skiing here is great for all ages and abilities and the ski season starts in early December and lasts until mid-April. The region has over 50 modern ski lifts and 84 snow cannons to ensure fine conditions. The slopes reach an altitude of 2,000m and comprise 67km of green runs, 79km of blue and 24km of red and black runs. There are also plenty of off-piste opportunities and with more than 50 charming alpine taverns to stop off at, there are plenty of refreshments on offer. There are also numerous cross-country runs including the 160km Pinzga Loipe trail, the 3km Blizzard Trail (named after the world famous ski manufacturer, Blizzard, which was founded by a local ski maker and is one of the major manufacturers in Mittersill), and the 22km High Moors Trail which has reliable snow in winter.
Mittersill is also within a 30 minute drive of the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier which has high-altitude skiing from October until late May. There are 41km of pistes on the glacier; 13km of blue, 25km red, and 3km of black runs. There are also toboggan runs, one of which is floodlit at night. The 14km run at nearby Bramberg am Wildkogel is the longest toboggan run in the world! For those who want a change from skiing there is plenty of ice skating plus a number of local hiking routes suitable for all the family. Mittersill is also a great centre for ski touring where visitors can takeoff for the East Tyrol or the head to the southern slopes of the Grossvenediger Mountain – one of Austria’s highest!
Sports and activity holidays have a high priority here and in summer the region is fantastic for walkers and mountain bikers, with over 200km of safe and well kept trails. Free guided walks with experienced mountain guides are the ideal way to explore the mountain pastures and green forests. Other activities available in the area include tennis, horse riding, archery, paintballing, skateboarding, roller-blading and hang gliding. There are also many lakes and pools in the region for summer swimming and trying many different water sports. Or if you are feeling more adventurous why not try your hand at rafting, mountain climbing or canyoning down gorges and waterfalls, or enjoy the full beauty of the mountains from above by paragliding?
The town of Mittersill is home to the Mittersill-Stuhlfelden Golf Club which is surrounded by the mountains of the Hohe Tauern National Park and the Kitzbühel Alps. This 18-hole course boasts rustic hay lofts, doglegs, ponds, a small stream and a par-3 island green. The Mittersill area really does spoil golfers, with a range of courses within easy reach. Thanks to this, the region is even known as the ‘golf centre of Austria’ with a choice of five local golf courses, plus a further 19 courses within an hour’s drive.
If you would like to see any of the ski property we have for sale in Mittersill, we would be delighted to arrange a viewing for you. Please see our visiting Austria page and then either email us at email@example.com or call on +44 (0) 207 935 5132
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